News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day
Walmart Heirs Back Startup Developing $10 At-Home Covid-19 Tests
The billionaire Walton family that controls the retail giant is
among a group of investors in NowDiagnostics, a startup aiming to
design at-home coronavirus tests to sell for as little as $10 in
Walmart stores and elsewhere.
Judge Sides With Steve Wynn Over Attempt to Bar Him From Las Vegas Casino Industry
A Las Vegas judge has sided with former casino magnate Steve
Wynn in Nevada regulators' attempt to ban him from the gambling
industry over sexual-misconduct allegations.
Smithfield Settles Lawsuits Over Noise, Smell of Hog Farms in North Carolina
The settlement brings an end to more than two years of
litigation over the noise and odors produced by traditional methods
of hog farming, which include storing waste in open lagoons.
Airbnb Executive Resigned Last Year Over Chinese Request for More Data Sharing
Hired last year as the home-sharing giant's first "chief trust
officer," former FBI official Sean Joyce left six months later over
concerns about how Airbnb shared data on millions of its users with
Foot Locker, Hibbett Score With Back-to-School Spending
The sporting-goods retailers logged strong autumn sales, but are
wary about how pandemic restrictions might affect the holiday
Pfizer, BioNTech Ask FDA to Authorize Their Covid-19 Vaccine
The companies requested that the FDA clear their Covid-19
vaccine, a rapid advance in the vaccine's development expected to
pave the way for distribution in December.
ESG Insights - Positive Results for Vaccine Developers
This week, The Wall Street Journal's ESG research analysts
looked at the coronavirus vaccine, waste-paper recycling, a North
Sea electricity highway, plant-based foods and more.
Scooter Startup Lime Projects Year of Positive Ebitda as Riders Return
Lime's CEO says the electric scooter rental company sees a
resurgence in users after a steep drop in the spring. Its
improvement could be a hopeful sign for the sector.
Oil Giant Aramco's Strong Stock Is a Mirage
The best-performing big oil stock this year is one roundly
rejected by global investors: Saudi Aramco. Most of the credit
belongs with its shareholders rather than its management.
Think Tank Urges Financial Sector Action on Cyber Threats
Despite decades of heavy investment in cybersecurity, the global
financial system remains vulnerable to cyberattack because banks
and regulators fail to coordinate their activities, a report from a
leading think tank said Wednesday.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
November 20, 2020 19:15 ET (00:15 GMT)
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